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Subterránea Miguel Hidalgo

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Streets of Guanajuato, Mexico

Ashland and Guanajuato share a lot of things in common–art community, university town, valley nestled in mountains, large tourism industry, etc. One thing Guanajuato has that Ashland doesn’t (does any place other than Guanajuato have this?) are the underground roads. Guanajuato’s tunnels sometimes have daylight overhead like the portion of the road in today’s photo.

The tunnels were originally put in place to reduce flooding and a river of water (and sewage) ran through it until 50 years ago. A dam was then built and the previous water channel was converted into a road for vehicles and pedestrians.

Enchiladas Mineras, Guanajuato style

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La Oreja de Van Gogh (Guanajuato, Mexico)

My first night in Guanajuato and I hadn’t eaten much all day. They don’t serve food on airplanes any more, and I even slept through the drink and nuts they sometimes provide. So I wasn’t going to last long walking the streets of Guanajuato on an empty stomach. I saw the Pirates and Marlins on TV, rain began to fall again, and my decision to eat at this place was decided.

I don’t speak Spanish. My waiter didn’t speak English. Guanajuato style enchiladas sounded good. I ordered an Indio to go with it, thinking it may be an IPA. The waiter seemed to ask if I wanted tomatoes in my Indio. With that I changed my order to Sol. A chicken leg came with my enchiladas.

Frescos on the walls were in a Van Gogh style, and the live music hit the spot. The rain came down so hard that the TVs stopped working. I waited until the rain weakened a bit and then headed back to my hotel.

El Meson de los Poetas

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El Meson de los Poetas (hotel) in Guanajuato (Mexico)

This is my fourth time staying in Guanajuato and each time I have lodged at this hotel. This was the first time I ascended to the very back of the property for this view though. Today’s photo is basically a reverse angle, taken a couple hours earlier, of yesterday’s photo.

Guanajuato Blue Hour

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Guanajuato, Mexico after the sunset

Ashland’s Sister City – Guanajuato, Mexico

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Natalia Dominguez, “Queen of Guanajuato”, @ Ashland’s 4th of July Parade 2014

In one month I will be in Guanajuato. I won’t be there for very long, just 10 nights or so. If you want to follow along with those adventures, I’ll be posting photos here.

Today’s photo is from last week’s parade.

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